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Still shot from the movie: Push.

Push

It appears some people are born with exceptional powers---like the ability to move objects with their mind, read other's thoughts or see the future. Believing such traits could be useful, a secret division of the US government is rounding up these talented individuals. But there are two young adults who refuse to be part of the plan (played by Camilla Belle and Chris Evans) along with a wayward teen (Dakota Fanning). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 112
Theater Release: 06 Feb 2009
Video Release: 21 Jul 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Push Rated PG-13?


Despite it’s PG-13 rating, this film contains excessive depictions of violence. Using their ability to control the minds of others, pushers force two people to put a gun in their mouth and pull the trigger. Soldiers are commanded to shoot one another while other characters are convinced to murder their partners. A child watches his father killed; another youngster sees her mother kidnapped. Victims are injected with a radioactive serum that causes convulsions and usually death. Characters are kicked, punched, dropped, knocked down a flight of stairs and thrown against a wall during hand-to-hand combat. They are also shot at, impaled, threatened with weapons and killed. Individuals with the ability to emit high-frequency screams cause glass objects to break, eardrums to rupture, fish to explode and brains to burst. Frequent bloody injuries are depicted along with news-style clips of explosions, destruction and secret experimentation. A young girl sees visions of her own and others’ deaths. Characters play games of chance. Numerous characters smoke and drink. A teen consumes a bottle of alcohol and is portrayed as drunk in a comedic context. A couple briefly kisses. A man comments on having sexual relations with a woman. A strong sexual expletive, numerous uses of scatological slang and some terms of Deity are used.

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